Category Archives: Recipes

Banting: How to Make a Cauliflower Pizza (with Suzelle DIY) Recipes 25 MAY 2015

Hate it or love it, Professor Tim Noakes and his Real Meal Revolution (Banting Diet) has certainly had a massive impact on the South African food space, sparking a whirlwind of food-related conversations to take place between South Africans from all walks of life.

My new favourite DIY personality, Suzelle DIY, roped in her friend Mariette and together with Prof. Tim Noakes they put together a hilarious little video explaining just how to go about making a cauliflower pizza – essentially using cauliflower as a replacement for flour.

Needless to say, as with all Suzelle DIY videos, the end result is pretty entertaining!

Hmmm, koeksisters

suzelle diy and mariette try to feed real meal revolution banting diet tim noakes some koeksisters

(Did you know that the Koeksister Monument is an actual thing? Yup, down in Orania of all places: The two meter high statue of a koeksister, a syrupy confection, has been standing for twelve years. It is the brainchild of Orania’s Kaalvoet women’s organisation and named for Susanna Smit, who said she would rather walk barefoot (kaalvoet) over the Drakensberg than suffer under British rule.)

koeksister monument in orania

I’m not entirely convinced that I’ll travel all the way through to Orania to see it though.

Related Links: Suzelle DIY | Tim Noakes | Real Meal Revolution

How to make Cottage Pie My Life | Recipes 26 OCT 2010

My baby girl is expected early January. When this time arrives Olifant Pootjies is going to be exhausted and sore, so I’ve taken it upon myself that I will be running the household for the first month or so while mommy and baby bond, live and grow, which of course points to at least one important thing – I’m going to be in charge of the kitchen for that period.

Or at least, so have I decided.

Now I am capable of making a few dishes, though most don’t really count as supper. Roast Chicken pieces with potato, braai meat, baked frozen chicken goods with oven chips, pancakes – I think Olifant Pootjies might trample me to death if I try feeding us with this sequence of dishes every single night! :)

So I have decided to become a cook, and get a few good home meal recipes under my belt in order to do the job properly. After all, how hard could it be? A recipe is nothing more than a detailed instruction set without the required precision of a science experiment – thus something I as a computer programmer should be more than capable enough of handling.

But where to start? Well how about one of my favourites growing up as a boy in my mom’s house, good old Cottage Pie.

And so one phone call to mom and a hastily scribbled, shorthand note later, I got stuck in!

You’ll need:

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7 Minute Microwave Chocolate Cake Recipe Recipes 11 JAN 2010

An absolute disaster it was I tell you. I couldn’t find my gran’s 7 minute microwave chocolate cake recipe anywhere and not wanting to let Chantelle whom I had promised a cake for down, I did a quick look about on the Internet and turned up this pretty good alternative recipe for the one I used to make.

Naturally, in the interests of prosperity and information storage, I now share this new 7 minute microwave cake recipe with you my dear blog reader, just in case you were feeling just that little bit left out. :P

So here goes:

Ingredients:

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Chocolate Fridge Fudge Recipe Recipes 29 NOV 2008

Fridge FudgeBecause one never knows when nuclear disaster will strike and rip everything you have ever treasured asunder, I have decided to save the most important recipe in the world on the Internet today. So please Google, cache this for me.

Chocolate Fridge Fudge

Ingredients

– 250g Margarine
– 1.5 tablespoon Cocoa
– 500g Icing Sugar
– 1 packet Marie Biscuits
– 2 large Eggs
– 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence

Method

– Crush biscuits into fine pieces (a rolling pin works really well – and lets you take out a few of your frustrations at the same time)
– Melt Margarine, Icing Sugar and Cocoa together in a pot. Melt at a low temperature and stir continuously otherwise the Cocoa will burn. (You should end up with a liquid/mushy brown paste-like substance.)
– Remove from stove.
– Add beaten Eggs to the mixture.
– Add Vanilla Essence.
– Add crushed biscuits.
– Mix the ingredients together with a spoon. (You should end up with a thick paste.)
– Pour mixture into a Pyrex/Glass dish that has been greased. (Use Spray-and-Cook)
– Allow to stand for 15 or so minutes to cool down. (You can cut the guideline for your blocks of fudge now if you wish).
– Place in fridge to set.

Serves one, extremely greedy, person – which is usually me! :)